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  • FLOTUS: Obesity 'Absolutely' Greatest Threat To National Security

    09/13/2012 4:09:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | September 12, 2012 | Breitbart TV
  • NYC Soda Ban Approved: No More Sugary Drinks Over 16 oz For New York City

    09/13/2012 1:48:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Travelers Today ^ | Sep 13, 2012 12:57 PM EDT | Katie McFadden
    Sodas are about to get a lot smaller in New York City as Bloomberg's soda ban was officially approved. Several businesses will not be allowed to sell sugary beverages over 16 oz soon. On Thursday,New York City's Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomber's plan to ban large sugary drinks. The proposal was approved in a 8-0 vote. One member, Dr. Sixto Caro abstained from voting. The unprecedented regulation, which was proposed in the spring, will apply to all restaurants, fast-food joints, delis, movie theaters, Broadway theaters, workplace cafeterias, sports stadium and food carts. All of these businesses will not...
  • NYC Board of Health passes big-soda crackdown rule

    09/13/2012 10:11:18 AM PDT · by matt04 · 57 replies
    New York City's health board has passed a rule banning super-sized, sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands and other eateries. The regulation passed Thursday puts a 16-ounce size limit on cups and bottles of non-diet soda, sweetened teas and other calorie-packed beverages. The ban will apply in fast-food joints, movie houses and Broadway theaters, workplace cafeterias and most other places selling prepared food. It doesn't cover supermarkets or most convenience stores. City health officials say the ban is necessary to combat a deadly obesity epidemic. The restaurant and beverage industries have assailed the plan as misguided. They say the city's...
  • Norland College Admits Its First Male Student. Would You Hire a Male Nanny?

    09/11/2012 11:59:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 10, 2012 | Lylah M. Alphonse
    For more than a century, Norland College in Bath, England, has trained young women to be elite caregivers to the world's wealthiest children. This year, though, the famous nanny school is taking on something new: a male student. Michael Kenny, 18, is the first young man to enroll in the elite school's Bachelors of Arts program in Early Childhood Studies, which they offer in association with the University of Gloucestershire.
  • AG Coakley OKs Concord plastic water bottle ban

    09/06/2012 12:59:57 PM PDT · by ex91B10 · 10 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 5, 2012 | Ira Kantor
    It’s a watershed moment for Concord residents as single-serve plastic water bottles will be officially banned in the town, effective Jan. 1....state Attorney General Martha Coakley ruled that the controversial bylaw...does not violate state or constitutional law in any way.
  • Democrats Say We All Belong To Government Now

    09/05/2012 4:46:16 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 32 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | September 5, 2012
    Charlotte: A video shown at the Democratic National Convention proclaims "government is the only thing we all belong to." No wonder the Dem platform, like our president, doesn't mention our rights come from our Creator. In a night of revealing tributes, speeches and videos, this particular one stands out because it so perfectly embodies the overarching philosophy of the administration — that government is the entity from which all blessings flow and that should command our unquestioning obedience. The Democrats say, well, it was produced by the Charlotte host committee, not us — also typical of an administration that takes...
  • Mrs. Obama’s 2nd-Term Agenda: ‘Impact Nature of Food in Grocery Stores’

    09/04/2012 9:14:10 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 43 replies
    Asked by Parade magazine, "What do you hope to accomplish in your second term?” First Lady Michelle Obama said she wants to "impact the nature of food in grocery stores" with the aim of cutting sugar, fat and salt. “With 'Lets Move!,' our goal is to end the problem of childhood obesity in a generation,” Mrs. Obama said. “And while we’ve seen some very profound cultural shifts, we still have communities that don’t have access to affordable and healthy foods. We still need to find a way to impact the nature of food in grocery stores, in terms of sugar,...
  • It's the mild, mild West as state gets ban-happy

    09/03/2012 1:55:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/3/12 | Brooks Barnes and Michael Cieply, The New York Times
    LOS ANGELES – "Whatever it is, I'm against it!" Groucho Marx sang in a 1932 picture filmed on the Paramount lot here. Today's Southern Californians seem to agree. Once know for its sunny, freewheeling disposition, this region has long been as regulated as anywhere. Lately, however, cities, school districts and even libraries have been outlawing chunks of what used to pass for birthright at a startling clip. Bonfires on the beach? Sorry, Gidget: Newport Beach is waiting for permission from the California Coastal Commission to remove its long-cherished fire pits, which it banned this summer as health hazards. Newport's fleet...
  • 2 consenting adults and a cow ... Farmer's raw deal over raw milk scheduled for trial

    09/02/2012 4:47:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies ^ | September 1, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    A trial that has become a symbol, in Wisconsin and across the U.S., of government criminalization of farmers for providing food directly to consumers has been rescheduled for January. But the delay from the previously scheduled September court date is expected to focus even more attention on the dispute that has dragged Wisconsin dairy farmer Vernon Hershberger to the court’s defendant’s table in the Sauk County Circuit Court, presided over by Judge Guy Reynolds. The state’s case against the Loganville farmer has him accused of four misdemeanor counts of violating Wisconsin’s food and dairy code. Officials with the Farm to...
  • Michelle Obama Presents Course: 'Supermarket Shopping 101'

    09/01/2012 10:31:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies ^ | Aug. 31, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( - As part of her anti-obesity Let's Move campaign, First Lady Michelle Obama is now presenting a brief online course: “Supermarket Shopping 101.” The course, which now appears on the website, provides novice shoppers with tips such as “steer clear of the cookie, snack and soda aisle.”
  • Child Not Allowed to Sign Name

    08/28/2012 6:59:15 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 24 replies
    Eagleyeblog ^ | August 27, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    A deaf three-year-old has been asked not to sign his name at school because it resembles a deadly weapon, according to “”It’s his name. It’s not like he’s going to bring a gun to school when he’s three years old,” Dana Schwieger told “Meantime, Hunter’s parents say that by Monday, lawyers from the National Association of the Deaf are likely to weigh in for Hunter’s right to sign his own name.” See the broadcast here:
  • Feds: Too few Americans ‘turn to government for assistance’ [Unbelievable!]

    08/27/2012 1:03:05 PM PDT · by upchuck · 33 replies ^ | Monday, August 27,2012
    More Americans rely on their families for assistance than the government, so federal officials have undertaken an effort to help people to apply for federal assistance. “Given that only 15 percent of you turn to government assistance in tough times, we want to make sure you know about benefits that could help you,” announced today. The ”government made easy’ website has created a “help for difficult financial times” page for people to learn more about the programs.The government got that statistic from a poll asking Americans what helps them the most during tough times. Here are the results: Savings...
  • Chicago Planning to Whip Employees into Shape

    08/27/2012 9:38:52 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Aug 2012 | John Semmens
    Employees of the City of Chicago are being given the opportunity to voluntarily sign up for a new “wellness” program. Those who don’t sign up will be assessed a $600/year penalty—a protocol remarkably similar to the “tax” levied by the IRS on those who fail to purchase insurance under Obamacare. Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised the program saying “it will change lives. Left on their own, too many people degenerate into massive blobs of flab. It is our job to see that this doesn’t happen.” The program will require employees to go through a physical and mental health assessment, comply with...
  • US court rejects graphic cigarette warnings

    08/25/2012 7:57:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 24, 2012 | Shaun Tandon (AFP)
    A US court on Friday shot down orders to slap graphic anti-tobacco messages on cigarette packs, saying the government overstepped its authority by trying to "browbeat" smokers into quitting. In line with campaigns in several other nations, the United States planned from September 22 to require images on cigarette packs including a man smoking through a hole in his throat and a body with chest staples on an autopsy table. In a 2-1 decision, the US Court of Appeals in Washington said that the images planned on cigarette packs were not necessarily false but they went beyond "pure attempts to...
  • State [CA] muscles grocers over plastic bags

    08/25/2012 10:06:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    Cal Watchdog ^ | Aug 21, 2012 | Katy Grimes
    The plastic bag activists are at it again, and they are nothing, if not persistent. With the eleventh bill regulating plastic bags in less than 10 years, grocery stores don’t have a chance in California. Passed today by the Assembly, SB 1219, the latest plastic bag regulation bill, by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, will require grocery stores to implement, manage, and report on the “At-Store Recycling Program” to the Cal Recycle state agency. . . “This bill is a really, really bad idea,” Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, said on the Assembly floor during debate Tuesday. “Plastics manufacturers are leaving the...
  • Embattled tanning industry fights back, taking its cues from Big Tobacco

    08/23/2012 10:57:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Open Channel (NBC News) ^ | August 23, 2012 | Bridget Huber (Fair Warning)
    A doctor in a white lab coat stands at the pearly gates. The voice of God booms, “And your good deeds?” The man responds, “Well, as a dermatologist, I’ve been warning people that sunlight will kill them and that it is as deadly as smoking.” His smug smile fades as God snaps, “You’re saying that sunlight, which I created to keep you alive, give you vitamin D and make you feel good, is deadly? And the millions of dollars you received from chemical sunscreen companies had nothing do with your blasphemy?” A bottle of SPF 1000 sunscreen materializes in the...
  • School Bans Coca-Cola at Football Games [and buttered popcorn and potato chips......]

    08/20/2012 11:02:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 87 replies
    School Bans Coca-Cola at Football Games Posted in Top Stories | 22 comments School Bans Coca-Cola at Football Games Aug 20, 2012 By Todd Starnes Attention high school football fans in Maine: B.Y.O.C. – Bring your own Coke. The Portland Public School system will no longer allow soft drinks to be sold on school property – including at high school football games. School officials are also banning the sale of gridiron staples like buttered popcorn and potato chips. Instead, football fans will be encouraged to nosh on baked tortilla chips, reduced fat string cheese and hummus. The total ban on...
  • Michelle Obama 'Guest Editor' for Website Featuring Sex Tips--Including from Prostitutes

    08/22/2012 8:03:32 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    Michelle Obama 'Guest Editor' for Website Featuring Sex Tips--Including from Prostitutes By Penny Starr August 22, 2012 ( – First Lady Michelle Obama this week is serving as guest editor for, NBC’s “community of online women” that offers sexually explicit material, including graphic sex tips from prostitutes, “20 kinky things you SO can do,” and a list of “naughty” apps for mobile devices. iVillage A screen from iVillage, which is featuring First Lady Michelle Obama as a guest editor this week. Michelle Obama is identified as a “Guest Editor” on all of the website’s pages, including several titled “Love...
  • German Rabbi faces criminal charges over circumcision

    08/22/2012 11:32:32 AM PDT · by Jewbacca · 97 replies
    Jewish World ^ | 08/22/2012 | Ynet
    A German rabbi has been criminally charged for performing a circumcision, committing what the indictment calls "bodily harm," media outlets reported on Tuesday. The charges against David Goldberg, who is a mohel and the Rabbi of the city of Hof Saale in Bavaria, is the first known case following the anti-circumcision ruling issued by a German court in May.According to media reports, the charges were filed by a physician from the city of Hessen, and was based on the court ruling which stated that performing a religious circumcision ritual can be considered a crime. A Bavarian radio station reported that...
  • The Problem: Getting kids to buy Michelle Obama's healthy food

    08/21/2012 4:07:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | August 21, 2012 | Kristen Wyatt (AP)
    DENVER (AP) -- There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them. "We don't want healthy trash cans. We want kids who are eating this stuff," said Kern Halls, a former Disney World restaurant manager who now works in school nutrition at Orange County Public Schools in Florida. At a School Nutrition Association conference in Denver this summer, food workers heard tips about how to get children to make healthy food choices in the cafeteria.